Tag: "homo" at biology news
Big bang theory of human evolution?
...one of the oldest modern versions of the origin of homo
sapiens. "All the available evidence supports an 'Out of Africa' theory, that humans first evolved in Africa about two million years ago, then spread to other regions of the world," says John Hawks, first author of the paper and now an assistant pr...
Female birds choose best singers to have smarter offspring
...scoveries to the evolution and amorous affairs of homo
sapiens , the leader of the studies says it helps to think in human motivational terms. "An elaborate bird song is like a Grand Cherokee in the driveway or an M.D. after the name -- a kind of shorthand for all the desirable qualities that a female w...
Baboons can think abstractly, in the first study to show that a non-human, non-ape animal shares a central aspect of human intelligence
...of human intelligence and the stuff that separates homo
sapiens from other animals. A trans-Atlantic team of psychologists has found evidence of abstract thought in baboons, significant because baboons are "old world monkeys," part of a different primate "super family" that -- some 30 million years ago -...
Perfect planet, clever species
...se of a need to outfight other species and fellow homo
sapiens. The book is published by Prometheus Books. - Peter Crane at the Royal Botanic Gardens calls it "an engaging tour do force of life, the universe and everything...overflowing with fascinating detail and provocative insights." - Hugh Iltis at...